Casey Stengel was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager best known as the manager of both the championship New York Yankees of the 1950’s, and later of the hapless expansion New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.
Stengel was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He began in 1910 a professional baseball career that would span over half a century. After almost three seasons in the minor leagues, Stengel reached the major leagues as an outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers.